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Trump Addresses United Nations

By Charlotte Robinson, September 24, 2019
At the United Nations General Assembly today Trump addressed world leaders with a speech purportedly supporting international human rights & global peace efforts while undermining them. Though he mentioned the dedication of the US decriminalization of same gender relations which is still a reality in 68 countries around the world, the overall theme of the speech was one of nationalism. Trump stated, “The future does not belong to globalists, the future belongs to patriots.” Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International stated, “Throwing in a reference to opposing the criminalization of same-gender relations while at the same time stating that the national supersedes the international & that tradition & culture are sacred, is one more example of President Trump’s hypocrisy. LGBTIQ people across the world, including in the US, do not feel safe or protected within their borders & are often attacked under the guise of tradition. In all too many places, international standards have been the only avenue for LGBTIQ people to have our rights recognized, to seek remedy for crimes committed against us & for pushing nations to accept that human rights belong to all, including, explicitly, LGBTIQ people.” OutRight Action International, founded in 1990 as the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, works alongside LGBTIQ people in the Global South, with offices in six countries, to help identify community-focused solutions to promote policy for a lasting change. Headquartered in NYC, OutRight is the only global LGBTQ specific organization with a permanent presence at the United Nations in New York that advocates for human rights progress for LGBTIQ people.
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